Congressman Charles Rangel’s birthday bash at Tavern on the Green in Manhattan on Aug. 11 features an interesting assortment of headliner guests: Gov. David Paterson and Richard Ravitch, a former transit authority chairman and Paterson’s pick for lieutenant governor. Other featured guests include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his Democratic opponent and New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, New York’s junior U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan. Should be lively.
The top contribution to Rangel’s Victory Fund starts at $2,500.